Weekly Menus: Week of 12/2/2012

Gentle Readers, if someone find November, please return it promptly. Really? I was last-minute for Thanksgiving, and now I’m behind for Christmas–not cool. But I digress. This next week is a travel week, which means lots of forward planning. Today I’ve accomplished more than one typically does in a week. Now I just need to pack for said travel week. Details. I’ll be the one in the mismatched shoes.

Okay, maybe not mismatched shoes.

Okay, maybe not mismatched shoes.

For food this week, the weekly menus are:

Weekly Menus: 12/2/2012

Weekly Menus: 12/2/2012

The Four-Square Grocery List (in advance!):

The Four-Square Grocery Shopping List: 12/2/2012

The Four-Square Grocery Shopping List: 12/2/2012

Which all means:

Sunday: Leftovers, surprise
It’s hard to get rid of everything before a trip. I’ve eaten all I can, have at it.

Monday: Soup and Sammie
We’re in the process of testing a number of boxed soups. This test continues, with some favorites being nominated for a second round. The roasted red pepper and tomato soup is a Trader Joe’s staff favorite for a reason.

Tuesday: Mexican!
This could be beans and rice, it could be tacos, who knows.

Wednesday: Pasta with Green Peas
Again, a suggestion. I’ve got a lot of pasta on hand, but TPC’s Mom has the helm. I look forward to finding out what happens.

Thursday: Pizza and Green Veg
This could be frozen pizza (3 out of 3 members of Team Practical Cook like the roasted veggie pizza from Trader Joe’s: cheeseless even), or it could be TPC’s Mom’s Tomato Pie, which is a similar idea in pie form.

Friday: Vegetable Tart and Salad
I’ll be back, and it will be time to tartify anything that’s leftover and eat a salad for the first time in a week.

Saturday: Dine Out!
We’re on a roll for trying new places. We’ve had Cuban and Singaporean in the last couple of weeks. What will be next?

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Coming up Wednesday: Soup Review: Trader Joe’s Mushroom Soup Two Ways.

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